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A counselors point of view

A counselors point of view

June 10th, 2017 Justin Walsh

A counselors point of view

As a former guidance counselor for more than 20 years, I’m all too familiar with the college application process. It initiates a new window of opportunity and excitement for college bound students. The stress of this process can create a great deal of anxiety in the lives of students and their families. Now, on top of that, your child plays one or multiple sports which creates an added level of stress and processes. Not to mention… expenses.

The sheer volume of information that is accumulated during the college search process requires organization and time management. This is a time sensitive period due to deadline dates and early action/decision choices. Your High School

Counselor is available for your questions as well as the college websites and various college information sites. Here are two sites we highly suggest – Colleges are receptive to emails and phone calls if you need information clarified. Don’t be hesitant to cold call or email, leverage the colleges staff directory!

For some college bound students ‘“sports” will be an essential part of their college profiles. In this competitive century, the combination of stellar student, exceptional athlete, outstanding other talents/skills are the targets for college coaches and admission counselors. However, ScoutingTree is leveling the playing field and providing athletes with options they may not have known they had. There are thousands of schools looking for all levels of talent. It’s nearly impossible for parents / guardians and students to weigh and manage their options. By building an athletic resume, you are now a part of the ScoutingTree database which enables colleges to search through and find a perfect fit for their program. ScoutingTree will offer students and coaches at all levels one centralized place to showcase and discover talents!